of or relating to a satellite traveling in an orbit 22,300 miles (35,900 km) above the earth's equator: at this altitude, the satellite's period of rotation, 24 hours, matches the earth's and the satellite always remains in the same spot over the earth:geostationary orbit.
- Also ge·o·syn·chro·nous [jee-oh-sing-kruh-nuhs]. /ˌdʒi oʊˈsɪŋ krə nəs/.
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How to use geostationary in a sentence
“A satellite could dock or connect with a geostationary satellite and then take it to the disposal orbit and release it,” says McCarthy.Space trash could kill satellites, space stations — and astronauts | Stephen Ornes | March 3, 2022 | Science News For Students
Typical satellite internet services place just a few satellites in very high orbits, called geostationary orbits.
Instead, the early customers are more likely to include the US military, which when operating in remote areas often relies on geostationary satellites plagued by congested service and high latency.
First of all, the station requires a certain attitude to maintain signal with geostationary satellites and talk to Mission Control on the ground.Russian module suddenly fires thrusters after docking with space station | Eric Berger | July 29, 2021 | Ars Technica
Both are much lower than the 35,000km geostationary orbits used by traditional satellite-broadband networks, which should result in lower latency and a better experience for Internet users.Bankrupt OneWeb gets FCC approval for another 1,280 broadband satellites | Jon Brodkin | August 27, 2020 | Ars Technica
British Dictionary definitions for geostationary
(of a satellite) in a circular equatorial orbit in which it circles the earth once per sidereal day so that it appears stationary in relation to the earth's surface: Also: geosynchronous
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